On October 3rd, technology and healthcare industry leaders converged in Nashville, Tennessee for Distributed Health’s first ever Healthcare Blockchain Conference. The event drew worldwide attention and offered cutting edge insights regarding the breakthrough blockchain trend in healthcare. The conference included an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, a 24 hour blockchain solution competition that unloaded over $30,000 in prize payouts, a Blockchain 101 course, and professional networking opportunities for those in attendance. The event appropriately took place in heart of Nashville, Tennessee, a world-renowned leader in the healthcare industry and home to 18 publicly traded companies.
Global Healthcare Blockchain Conference
The event has been covered by several leading publications and media outlets and has received recognition for its premiere presentation of issues related to block chain in healthcare. Productive Edge released an article directly following the event based on the conference’s performance offering encouragement to healthcare-technology professionals and hopefuls. Their publication listed observations that included establishing the credibility of the industry and the urgency for knowledgeable blockchain technologists needed to balance the supply and demand scale.
Blockchain in Healthcare Hackathon
The conference also held great rewards for up and coming developers who were awarded for their project submissions in the 24 hour Hackathon that was held October 1st-2nd. Veripharm took first place in the competition, winning $12,500 in BTC for their pharmaceutical supply accountability tracking blockchain application. HealthySELFIE, an eHealth wallet app, won $8,500 in travel, while others won lesser prize packages. Complete project submissions from the Hackathon have been posted by Distributed: Health online, where visitors can connect with applicants and support their favorites.
Industry professionals can look forward to more healthcare relevant blockchain events, conferences and contests to take place in the future as this trend continues to take off and create interest.
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Brennan is a blockchain technical adviser in the healthcare sector and blockchain entrepreneur who has worked on developing proprietary concepts for both artificial intelligence and enterprise blockchain. He is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Health Professions where he earned a M.S. in biomedical informatics.